Swedish parliament rejects bid to strip convicted terrorists of nationality

Swedish terror convicts won't have nationality stripped

Sweden’s parliament has rejected a proposal of the far right to strip people convicted of terrorism of their nationality, as it voted in a new anti-terror law.

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats’ put the bid to parliament on the same day that lawmakers in Paris voted in favour of a hotly contested measure to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality.

But in Sweden, only the anti-migrant party’s 45 lawmakers voted for the introduction of the amendment. Another 236 voted against, while 16 MPs from the Left Party abstained.

Meanwhile, Sweden’s parliament adopted its new anti-terror law, which toughens existing legislation.

-more at The Local



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